The Hawk: June 18, 2017

June 18, 2017 6:00 pm




June 16, 2017


Dear IACS Community,


As the final hours of this 2016-2017 school year approach, I’d like to extend my sincere thanks for the number of ways you’ve helped IACS.  The pace of the spring can feel dizzying.  In addition to field trips, athletic events, and drama productions, we (and by “we” I mean students, staff AND parents) have been preparing for Middle School Juries, High School Presentations of Learning and Senior Projects, and making sure portfolios at all grade levels are complete.   


Layered on top of these academic tasks are the many school celebrations our Community Association has organized and executed at every level: 8th grade semi-formal, high school graduation reception, and high school “Last Bash” all night graduation party.  And in our final two days, IACA will be hosting tomorrow’s 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony breakfast and Tuesday’s End of Year BBQ.   To be clear, NONE of these celebrations could occur without parent support.  


By this time next week, we’ll all be in summer vacation mode and these events will seem like a distant memory.  But with your mind hopefully still in school mode for a final 72 hours, please accept our collective thanks for your ongoing support.


In partnership,


Greg Orpen

Head of School


Important Upcoming Dates


Important Dates:  

June 19

MS 8th Grade Moving Up ceremony 8:15 am (Limit: 2 guests)

Board of Trustee Meeting 6:30 pm

June 20

Last Day of School, Dismissal at 1:00 pm



All School News


End of year updates from the Health Office-return of medications

All student medication must be picked up, from the Health Office, by a parent/guardian, by 1pm on Tuesday , June 20th.   Any medication that is not picked up will be disposed of. This includes prescription and/or over the counter medications.


Epipens and inhalers are the exception.  Epipens and inhalers can be picked up by students. If you would like your child to  bring  their epipen and/or inhaler home on the last day of school, please tell them to stop by the Health office on Tuesday , June 20th some time  before 12:30 pm.


Thank-you and please let us know if you have any questions.  978-649-0432 , ext. 2104.


Gayle Nutile-Pimm, RN, MS                             Janice Reynolds, RN, BSN

Director of Health and Wellness                       School Nurse



Summer Reading for Teens and Tweens at the Tyngsboro Public Library

Attached to the Hawk are Summer Reading Programs available to Teens and Tweens at the Tyngsboro Public Library. You do not have to be a town resident to take advantage of the program,   you can either register for “Day Use” or use your MVLC area   Library Card.


Performing Arts News:  



Drama Camp, Glee Camp and Improv Camp  2017 For students completing Grades 4 through 12!

Don’t miss your opportunity to shine on the IACS stage!  

Contact for details!

Drama Camp 8:30-3:30, July 10 through July 14 with a public performance of Ghostbusters on Friday night

Glee Camp 8:30-3:30, July 17 through July 21 with a public performance of songs and scenes from School of Rock on Friday night

Improv Camp 8:30-3:30, July 24 through July 28 with a public performance made up ON THE SPOT on Friday night


There is room in all 3 PERFORMING ARTS CAMPS THIS SUMMER for students finishing grades 4 through 12!

The only NYC trip (for campers entering grade 8 and up) that isn't full is for IMPROV CAMP where we will be going to see our buddy OAK ONAODOWAN (Hercules Mulligan/ James Madison in Hamilton) as the star of THE GREAT COMET OF 1812! If you would like to join us for camp and/ or for this trip, please email or see

Because of the contributions of others, we are able to offer scholarships to those who need them in order to attend camp. Please email for details.

Click here for registration information about camp!


3. Keep eyes peeled for our first Summer (or any season, really) IACS Community Theater details! As soon as we have details, we will get them to you!


Thank you all so much for a wonderful year in performing arts, with amazing staff, volunteers, alumni support, crews, and our phenomenal student writers, directors and performers!


IACA News  

End of Year BBQ (6/20/17)




  • 2017 Family Survey:  We’re now up to 330 respondents!  The survey remains open and should take approximately 15 minutes.   CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY.



  • New Carpool Sign-Up Form:  Interested in setting up a carpool for next year? We’ve created a new Carpool Flyer for you to view.  The new process works as follows:

  • Click on the link found on the flyer to enter your contact information and street address.  Remember, data you share on this form will become shared with everyone else interested in carpooling.

  • Once you’ve submitted data you will receive an automated email that gives you access to two items:  a spreadsheet of names and an interactive map that allows you to see who lives near you and their contact information.  Both of these documents will automatically update every time someone new enters their data.  


  • Busing Update:  

  • Tyngsboro residents:, your bus information will be coming going home sometime next week.

  • The deadline for signing up for "out of town" Christianson buses is fast approaching, June 20th.  Changes to the bus route from last year may need to be made depending on the amount of people that sign up for the bus and what stops they are interested in. Remember that the buses fill on a first come first serve basis.   Please contact Marybeth Bush at  if you are interested in or have questions about the bus.



    Middle School News



    Eighth graders team-building on the low ropes course


    Moving Up Ceremony- Monday

    The 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony will be held in our school auditorium from 8:15-9:15 am on Monday, June 19th. Eighth grade students have a ceremony including a retrospective account of middle school written by students and recognition of students’ completion of middle school. This

    will be followed by a continental breakfast for students and their guests. Due to space constraints in the auditorium, students are limited to no more than 2 guests at the assembly. Please respect this rule to ensure all that attend can be seated.


    Summer Packets

    Summer packets were distributed to seventh graders yesterday and will be distributed to fifth and sixth graders on Monday. They are intended to keep students reading and practicing foundational math skills.


    Mrs Landis will have a book sale booth on the last day of school.

    A limited supply of summer reading books will be available on a first come first served basis for $10 each. (Cash or checks payable to IACS)


    Middle School Yearbook

    The deadline to order a 2016-2017 Middle School Yearbook has passed. However, a few extra yearbooks have been ordered and so if you missed the deadline, you can submit an order for one of the extra ones.  Please fill out the order form with payment and books will be awarded on a "first come, first serve" basis.  The LATE Order form is attached.

    Late Yearbook Order Form 2016-2017




    High School News


    Student Work Permit Information


    Museum of Public Health – Summer Program Opportunity – by application – deadline of June 20th!



    The June Student Health 101 magazine is here along with the Student Advocate for Parents!

    Be sure to check out the article about internships , written by Tina Lindberg, Director of Community Outreach and Advancement.  In her article Tina gives students advice as well as highlights some changes to the internship program for next  year!


    Summer Programs at the Tyngsborough Public Library


    Informational Meeting on the Internship Program


    Thank you to our underclassmen choir members that performed at graduation last weekend!


    Link to graduation photos in the Lowell Sun


    FREE High School Math Booster 2017 (for rising HS 9th-11th grade students)



    Photo of the Week

    Students in Mr. Thornton’s and Ms. Harrington’s Wellness classes successfully raised and lowered each other on our challenge wall last week.


    Greg Orpen

    Head of School
    Innovation Academy Charter School
    72 Tyng Road
    Tyngsboro, MA 01879
    Phone: (978) 649-0432 x3141
    Fax: 978-649-6337

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